HOW IT WORKS

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CODE

You'll feel at ease coding with our kid-friendly tool.  You have the freedom to make whatever you want.

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Publish

Get instant feedback on your games.

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PLAY

You'll play fun games while learning from peers in a safe, moderated environment. 

 

Inspire passion for creation

MAKING apps and games is empowering and exciting

 
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Find the right path for your kid

Whether art, games, sports, or stories, your kid will have the freedom to make things that appeal to them. Our open-ended tool is designed for kids aged 8 and older.

 
 
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Get support at any level

Self-paced video tutorials teach your kid coding through making popular games, like Pokemon Go, Geometry Dash, drawing apps, and more. 

 
 
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Provide adaptive, educational fun

Your kid will never run out of ideas. As they become better programmers, Hopscotch will continue to inspire and challenge them to create increasingly advanced games and apps. 

 
 

THE TEAM

 

We are parents, 

scientists,

and educators.

 
 

Our mission is to create a programming environment that lets kids explore powerful ideas while making real software.

 
 
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Jocelyn Leavitt

Jocelyn was a teacher at the Dalton School in NYC, and has been working with constructivist, experiential project-based learning since her undergraduate days. She wished she had known what engineering was as a kid; she started this company so other kids would. She grew up in Honolulu and her preferred state is oceanic immersion. She used to front a rock band and nothing can get between her and Chop’t.

 
 
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Samantha John

Samantha fell in love with programming during her senior year at Columbia. Since then, she's been on a mission to introduce every kid to this amazing skill. She's been influenced by the likes of John Holt and Ivan Illich and cares deeply about empowering kids to learn on their own. She hails from the proud city of Detroit and can probably beat you barefoot in a marathon.

 
 
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Liza Conrad

Liza has spent the last six years making computer science accessible and exciting. As the second employee at Girls Who Code, she grew the organization from a pilot into a national movement. At Hopscotch, she ensures that every kid finds a way to connect with coding. Liza is an Obama ’12 alum, and previously worked in education in Latin America. She’s an avid ocean-goer and knows where to eat on any corner in NYC. 

 
 

Rodrigo Tello

Mexican designer, bedroom musician, GIF maker. Originally educated as an architect, he started playing around with websites and computers by changing files’ extensions and opening them on a text editor when he was 11. Rodrigo believes the Internet can help us understand the world better and wants to make Hopscotch a tool for infinite creative expression.

 
 

PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND KIDS

Love Hopscotch

 
 
The more I use Hopscotch, the more I realize I’m teaching my students to think.

 — Paul, ICT Teacher

 
This is best coding app I have ever seen for a mobile device! It’s intuitive, educational, and most importantly, fun!

— TheJanik4, family

I love Hopscotch because when you create something, it feels like you have accomplished something amazing.

— Winning Monkey, Hopscotcher

 
My son, AJ, is loving Hopscotch and this has opened up another world of something that interests him - makes learning fun!

— Michelle, mom